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Reykjavik City Museum is located in the city's oldest house, Aðalstræti 10, built in 1762 Reykjavik City Museum is located in the city's oldest house, Aðalstræti 10, built in 1762

Reykjavik Welcomes New Museum

Reykjavik’s oldest house has become part of Reykjavik City Museum.

With two exhibitions on display, the museum is dedicated to Reykjavík during the 18th and early 19th century.

On the ground floor, Iceland's sovereignty is celebrated in a show titled Reykjavík 1918.

The exhibition on the second-floor focuses on Reykjavík as the town of turf houses in 18th and early 19th century.

Also, to be found in the house, is Reykjavík City Museum's gift shop, with a wide selection of specially made gift items.

Writer Sjón, author of The Blue Fox, is responsible for the exhibition's educational text.

There are also many interesting photographs on display that give an interesting insight into Iceland’s past.

The museum is established in cooperation with The National Museum of Iceland.